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Other Overseas Commands/Units - December 1944


[AHQ West Africa | Schools in Canada | Units in the USA | Schools in Southern Rhodesia]

Air Headquarters, West Africa

HQ - Freetown

 
Unit Location Notes
No 295 Wing Tumdum  
No 298 Wing Lagos  
RAF Station Apapa    
RAF Station Bathurst    
RAF Station Jui    
RAF Station Takoradi    
RAF Station (Nucleus) Waterloo    
RAF Station Yumdum    
No 95 Sqn RAF Bathurst Sunderland
No 95 Sqn (Advanced Base) Port Etienne Sunderland
No 204 Sqn RAF Jui Sunderland
No 204 Sqn (Advanced Base) Abidjan Sunderland
No 204 Sqn (Advanced Base) Fishlake Sunderland
No 270 Sqn RAF Apapa Sunderland
No 270 Sqn (Advanced Base) Abidjan Sunderland
No 270 Sqn (Advanced Base) Fishlake Sunderland
No 270 Sqn (Advanced Base) Libreville Sunderland
No 270 Sqn (Advanced Base) Point Noire Sunderland
No 343 (French Naval) Sqn Dakar Sunderland
No 343 (French Naval) Sqn (Advanced Base) Port Etienne Sunderland
No 344 (French Naval) Sqn Dakar Wellington
No 344 (French Naval) Sqn (Advanced Base) Port Etienne Wellington
No 490 Sqn RNZAF RAF Jui Sunderland
No 490 Sqn RNZAF (Advanced Base) Abidjan Sunderland
No 490 Sqn RNZAF (Advanced Base) Fishlake Sunderland
No 26 (South African) Sqn RAF Takoradi Wellington
No 26 (South African) Sqn (Advanced Base) Ikeja Wellington
No 26 (South African) Sqn (Advanced Base) Point Noire Wellington
No 26 (South African) Sqn (Advanced Base) Robertsfield Wellington
No 5151 Mechanical and Electrical Sqn RAF Jui  
Communication Flt RAF Takoradi  
Communication Flt RAF Waterloo  
No 1560 (Meteorological) Flt Maiduguri  
No 1561 (Meteorological) Flt Ikeja  
No 1562 (Meteorological) Flt RAF Waterloo  
No 36 Personnel Transit Centre Freetown  
No 116 Maintenance Unit RAF Takoradi Aircraft Acceptance Unit
No 176 Maintenance Unit Kossoh Equipment Holding Unit
No 178 Maintenance Unit RAF Takoradi Equipment Holding Unit
No 201 Air Sea Rescue Unit Freetown  
No 202 Air Sea Rescue Unit RAF Bathurst  
No 249 Air Sea Rescue Unit RAF Takoradi  
RAF Hospital RAF Takoradi  
No 21 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit RAF Takoradi  
Base Personnel Office Freetown  
Central Accounts Office RAF Takoradi  
No 26 Embarkation Unit Freetown  
No 33 Embarkation Unit RAF Takoradi  
No 38 Embarkation Unit Lagos  
No 44 Embarkation Unit RAF Bathurst  
W/T Station Freetown  
RAF Detachment Oshodi  
Units under the control of No 216 Group, administered and operated by HQ Transport Command
No 114 Wing Accra  
No 1314 (Transport) Flt Accra  
No 50 Embarkation Unit Ikeja  
No 50 Embarkation Unit Point Noire  
No 50 Embarkation Unit (Detachment) Apapa  
No 50 Embarkation Unit (Detachment) Libreville  
No 52 Embarkation Unit Kano  
No 53 Embarkation Unit Maiduguri  
No 53 Embarkation Unit (Detachment) Fort Lamy  
No 55 Embarkation Unit Accra  
No 55 Embarkation Unit (Detachment) Dakar  
No 55 Embarkation Unit (Detachment) Port Etienne  
No 55 Embarkation Unit (Detachment) Robertsfield  
No 55 Embarkation Unit (Detachment) RAF Takoradi  
No 55 Embarkation Unit (Detachment) RAF Waterloo  
No 55 Embarkation Unit (Detachment) Yumdum  

RAF Schools in Canada

Administered by the RCAF

 
School Location Notes
No 33 Service Flying Training School Carberry, Manitoba  
No 34 Service Flying Training School Medicine Hat, Alberta  
No 36 Service Flying Training School Penhold, Alberta  
No 31 Air Navigation School Port Albert, Ontario Formerly No 1 S of AN, St Athan
No 31 Bombing and Gunnery School Picton, Ontario  
No 31 RAF Personnel Depot Moncton, New Brunswick  

Units administered by RAF Delegation, Washington

 
Unit Location Notes
No 111 Operational training Unit Nassau, Bahamas Liberator/Mitchell
No 250 Air Sea Rescue Unit Nassau, Bahamas  
No 56 Embarkation Unit New York  
No 65 Embarkation Unit Miami  
No 97 Embarkation Unit San Francisco  

RAF Units in Southern Rhodesia

Administered by the Rhodesian Air Training Group

 
School Location Notes
Initial Training Wing Hillside, Bulawayo  
No 29 Elementary Navigation and Air Gunners  School Moffat, Gwelo  
No 26 Elementary Flying Training School Guinea Fowl, Gwelo  
No 27 Elementary Flying Training School Induna, Bulawayo  
No 28 Elementary Flying Training School Mount Hampden, nr Salisbury  
No 20 Service Flying Training School Cranborne, Salisbury  
No 21 Service Flying Training School Kumalo, Bulawayo  
No 22 Service Flying Training School Thornhill, Bulawayo  
No 23 Service Flying Training School Heany, Bulawayo  
No 24 Bombing Gunnery and Navigation School Moffat, Gwelo  
Central Flying School, Rhodesia Norton, nr Salisbury  
No 31 Aircraft Repair Depot Cranborne, Salisbury  
No 32 Aircraft Repair Depot Heany, Bulawayo  
Central Maintenance Unit Bulawayo  

Source - SD161 (51st Edition) - December 1944

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